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BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

As Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms clash over whether local mask mandates can stand, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed on July 27 a measure passed by the city commission that would mandate masks in Macon-Bibb County. “I truly believe we should do everything within ...

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What You Missed in Macon this Summer

The Macon Bacon played (and won) their first home game The new collegiate summer baseball team -- which includes Mercer University students Brandon Michie, Ben Brock, Sean McDermott and Alex Crotty -- played their first home game at the sold-out, recently renovated Luther Williams Field in June. They ...

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A Need to Know Basis: Immigration

The crisis at the United States border has dominated national news for months, but there is still confusion about the fate of separated families and what this means for immigration policy as a whole. Here’s a breakdown of what’s true, false and in between.   The government has been reuniting ...

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Michael’s Law Could Bring Change to Bar Crawl

One of Georgia’s newest laws may change the downtown bar scene this year. People under 21 will not be allowed to enter a bar,  an establishment that receives 75 percent or more total annual gross revenue from alcohol sales, unless they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse who is 21 years ...

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Four local finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

The Knight Foundation announced 126 finalists in its Knight Cities Challenge, and four of those finalists are Maconites. Their ideas involve retaining talent, creating opportunity, and enhancing community engagement. The finalists said they are excited to move forward in the process and hope to have ...

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Movie Causes Waves Through Macon, GA

Macon has become a prime location for filmmakers and TV producers. With films being filmed in Macon and going off to have great success, Macon as well as other cities in Georgia is becoming quite the hub for the visual entertainment industry. “It’s been great to see the excitement of people seeing ...

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Fort Valley woman receives innovative 3-D printed knee

The scars on her knees tell a story of renewal and relief. In December of last year, and again this past May, Kathy Magill underwent two innovative medical procedures in which she received 3-D knee implants. Living on a farm out in Fort Valley, the 67-year-old Magill’s constant rough activity and ...

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"Government belongs to us"

The Georgia College Press Association and Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism teamed up to provide concerned citizens, lawmakers, students, and members of the media with insight into government transparency protocols. “It’s important to educate students,” said Jessica Farmer, ...

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Cherry Blossom Festival coming into full swing

    Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival has been a local tradition for almost 30 years. The annual festivities are held every year in Central City Park and have provided fun for families in the Macon area as well as out-of-state and even international visitors. This year, ...

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Planned cutbacks to trim HOPE scholarships by 10 percent

ATLANTA –  A recently proposed overhaul of the HOPE scholarship could mean that many Mercer students will have to pay at least $400 more for tuition when they return to campus this fall – and possibly up to $1,200 more in the coming years depending on future lottery revenues. The Georgia House ...


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